The Rockford Files: Season 6, Episode 4

Only Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die: Part 1 (19 Oct. 1979)

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Jim senses something is out of tune while looking into the disappearance of a rock star's producer.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Kristoffer Tabori ...
Tim Richie
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Whitney Cox
George Loros ...
Eddie Lo Presti
Lenny Baker ...
Ronny Martz
Stanley Brock ...
Bernie Seldon
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Diane Bjornstrom
Jean-Paul Vignon ...
Alain Florio (as Jean Paul Vignon)
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Fred Carney ...
Mitchell Robinson
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Alan Chappuis ...
Honore Florio
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Jerry Ito
Jack Garner ...
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Jim senses something is out of tune while looking into the disappearance of a rock star's producer.

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The court case at the center of this story was based upon the sensational real life case between Lee Marvin and his live in girlfriend Michelle Triola. This episode was produced soon after her heavily publicized lawsuit against Marvin concluded in April 1979 with a judgment in her favor (which an appeals court would subsequently throw out). See more »

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Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Pals of Jim: [Beeep and drunken men begin to sing] We're down at Hennessey's Bar, Jim, having a great kazoo. You better get down here quick, Jim, or we'll come and sing up your flue! Ha ha ha...
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Another episode of "Rockford" that presages "The Sopranos"
31 March 2006 | by (South Pasadena, CA) – See all my reviews

David Chase shows in this episode some of the themes that he would use in "The Sopranos". In particular in this episode, Rocky is addicted to watching TV news that continually shows bad news, not unlike Livia Soprano.

The episode also brings back George Loros (who also appeared in "The Sopranos") who had been in two earlier episodes as a New Jersey hit man. This time, he plays a good guy, one of Rockford's seemingly endless group of friends who were in San Quentin with him.

The mob plays a role in this two-parter, although just tangentially and the mobster is supposedly a Jewish man involved in the record business, not unlike Hesh (Jerry Adler) from "The Sopranos".


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